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13 Things You Need to Know about FX’s ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

Under the Banner of Heaven is an FX miniseries based on a book of the same name by Jon Krakauer. While the book has a controversial history stemming from factual errors about Joseph Smith and the Latter-day Saints, it tells a riveting story. The miniseries stars Andrew Garfield as Detective Jeb Pyre, a fictional Latter-day Saint detective who struggles with his beliefs after coming across the shocking murders committed by Dan Lafferty and Ron Lafferty.

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Do Monsters Wear Underpants? Isaac Stewart Doesn’t Think So.

Isaac Stewart is well-known for his artistic contributions to Brandon Sanderson series like Mistborn and The Stormlight Archive.

Now the talented artist is about to be an author. Stewart recently declined a publisher’s offer for Monsters Don’t Wear Underpants and turned to Kickstarter to raise $14,000. He reached the goal in only 12 hours.

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Entertainment Hallmark

10 questions with Andrew Walker

Learn how Andrew Walker overcame a gruesome football injury at Boston College to become of of Hallmark’s favorite leading men.

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When Calls the Heart

Erin Krakow talks about her character’s journey on ‘When Calls the Heart’

Erin Krakow thrills fans with her portrayal of Elizabeth Thornton on Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart. In this exclusive interview, Krakow explains what she does in-between takes, teases Season 7, and reveals what day of filming she would most like to do again.

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“Charles Dickens would be shocked at how much ‘A Christmas Carol’ shapes our holidays,” says scholar Natalie McKnight

It’s been more than 175 years since Charles Dickens first published A Christmas Carol, but the book is as relevant as ever. Join Natalie McKnight, president of the Dickens Society, as she talks about Dickens and Christmas.

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When Calls the Heart

‘Stay on the Edge of Your Seats’: Brian Bird Teases Season 7 of ‘When Calls the Heart’

I had the privilege to visit with Brian Bird and talk about his creative partner, Michael Landon Jr., and Season 7 of When Calls the Heart.

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Michael Landon’s Son Makes Family Friendly TV Too

Michael Landon Jr. is a prolific director of family-friendly films and the co-creator of Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart.

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Entertainment Hallmark

10 questions with Hallmark Channel’s Bubbly Sesh

Jacklyn Collier and Shawlini Manjunath-Holbrook are the two enthusiastic personalities behind Hallmark Channel’s official Bubbly Sesh podcast.

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David James Elliott: Would He Return for a ‘JAG’ Reboot?

David James Elliott has been in countless movies and TV shows over the years, but is best known for his leading role as Harmon Rabb on JAG. As the actor prepares to reprise his role on NCIS: LA, he talks about how he got his start—and whether he’d be up for a JAG reboot.

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Downton Abbey Theme Song: Meet the Composer

The Downton Abbey theme song has won the hearts of millions around the world. It’s notes have a way of soothing the soul and creating a nostalgic yearning. However, unlike the Dead Sea Scrolls, its origins aren’t a mystery. In this interview, composer John Lund says that he knew exactly when he had found the perfect sound for the Downton theme.